Monthly Archives: October 2010

In today’s economy, how can firms survive…

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In the current economy, architectural firms are expected to do more with less; less time, less staff, and less money. However, the formula of “better, faster, cheaper” often fails to accommodate project demands, complexity, or client and community expectations. In …

 

What is the value of design?

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1140 Formosa Ave.

1140 Formosa Ave. Lorcan O' Herlihy Architects.

Often, we only notice design when there’s something wrong with it—when we get our fingers caught in a door handle or our new cell phone gets poor reception. When things work well, we don’t have to think about them. They …

 

School Construction Cost Research Findings

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School Construction Cost Research Findings

Research Project – Examining the High Cost of School Construction in California

The American Institute of Architects, California Council, (AIACC) Capitol Forum, in partnership with the UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools, has released …

 

Prompt Payment

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Overview

SB 1286 (Mountjoy), signed by Governor Wilson on August 10, 1995, was jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) and Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California (CELSOC) to enforce prompt payment for works of …

 

Mechanics Lien

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A mechanics’ lien is a claim against the real property on which the claimant has bestowed labor or furnished material for the value of the labor done or material furnished. Anyone who has furnished labor, services, material or equipment and …

 

Limited Liability Partnership

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California Law Provides LLP Status

By Jennifer Wong Suzuki, Esq.

With the passage of Assembly Bill 469 (Cardoza) in 1998–one the AIACC’s sponsored pieces of legislation–architects can now join accountants and lawyers in forming limited liability partnerships (LLPs). A hybrid …